Understanding the Collateral Conundrum

At the 2015 SIIA Annual Conference, Joseph Braun – Credit Risk Manager with Safety National discussed the challenges associated with collateral in self-insured and deductible programs. The excess self-insured marketplace is currently around $1.3 billion in written premium in the United States. This is a fairly stagnant marketplace with very few new companies entering self-insurance […]


How Medical Over-Diagnosis Drives Claims Costs

At the 2015 SIIA Annual Conference, a panel presented a session entitled “How Medical Red Herrings and Over-Diagnosis Drive Poor Outcomes and Big Losses”. The panel was: Dr. David Ross, Chief Medical Officer from NeuroPas Global LLC Keith Rosenbloom, Senior Strategist Workers Comp and Risk Control from Lockton Companies LLC Dr Jennifer Christian, President of […]


Managing Exposures of a Mobile Workforce

At the 2015 SIIA Annual Conference Michael Fann from Tennessee Municipal League Risk Management Pool and Matt McDonough from Safety National discussed ways to identify and manage exposures associated with an increasingly mobile workforce. Background According to the National Safety Council, the three leading causes of roadway fatalities are drinking (31%), speeding (30%) and distracted […]

So Who ARE the “Best” Providers?

At the 2015 SIIA National Conference, James Harvey from Sedgwick and Bruce Singleton from MultiPlan presented a session discussing efforts at identifying medical providers who produce the best outcomes. The session was done in a Q/A format. How long have you been using outcomes based networks? Sedgwick started this in California years ago. They have […]

Evolution of Workers’ Compensation: Challenges and Alternatives

At the 2015 SIIA Annual Conference, Chris Mandel and Edward Canavan from Sedgwick discussed the evolution of workers’ compensation and challenges to exclusive remedy. They also talked about alternatives to workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation in the United States started just over 100 years ago. One of the events that helped push this forward was outrage […]


Integrated Absence Management: Promoting Productive and Healthier Workplaces

At the 2015 Self-Insurance Institute of America National Conference, Tammy Worthey from Sedgwick and Junia McGraw from Arizona Public Services discussed how integrating your absence management program can benefit both the employer and your workforce. One of the big challenges around absence management is the silos in which different benefit delivery systems operate. Workers’ compensation […]

SIIA 35th Annual National Educational Conference & Expo

Conference Chronicles will be blogging from the Self-Insurance Institute of America’s (SIIA) 35th Annual National Educational Conference & Expo. This event will be held on October 18-20 in Washington, DC. The SIIA National Conference & Expo is the world’s largest event focused exclusively on the self-insurance/alternative risk transfer marketplace and typically attracts more than 1,700 […]

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